Victims campaigner Raymond McCord has launched the first legal challenge in Northern Ireland to the UK leaving the European Union. Mr McCord, whose son Raymond Jr was murdered by the UVF in north Belfast in 1997, is believed to be the first person in Northern Ireland to issue proceedings over Brexit.

He is taking the case amid concerns that European peace money which goes towards victims of the Troubles may be discontinued. The challenge centres on the Government’s response to the June 23 referendum result.

Speaking about the case McIvor Farrell Solicitor Ciaran O’Hare stated the case is:

“an important constitutional case which engages the Northern Irish public interest in a way that no other case has or is likely to for many decades”.

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